Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AZ Public Service-Salt River Project ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides
EA
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Comment Period
12/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Tracy Kremer
505-842-3445
tkremer@fs.fed.us
Description: FS must decide if to allow APS and SRP to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS and SRP transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45771
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Arizona Public Service Company and Salt River Project Rights of Way across the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. See map on website.
Rock Pit Development: Coconino and Kaibab National Forests
EA
- Road management In Progress
Comment Period
07/01/2013
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Mike Dechter
928-527-3416
mdechter@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of up to 39 rock pits affecting a total of 434 acres on the Coconino and Kaibab national forests to provide materials for surfacing roads to maintain safe and sustainable road conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34858
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable locations throughout the Coconino and Kaibab national forests (see map)
Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Zone Grassland Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/23/2015
Est. Comment Period
10/2015
Expected: 05/2016 05/2016 Roger Joos
928-635-5600
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore grasslands, savannas, and historically open pinyon-juniper woodlands to ecological conditions that existed prior to Euro-American settlement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44132
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts that lie outside of the boundary of the 4FRI and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
South Zone Travel Management Revision Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Comment Period
04/10/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 Lisa Jones
928-635-5600
lljones@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts are proposing to provide increased opportunities for dispersed motorized camping and Forest access.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42961
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable The forest road systems on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts
Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burnt Corral Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The purposes of the Burnt Corral project is to improve forest health and vigor, while improving habitat conditions which are more resilient to change in the event of wildfire and/or other climatic condition changes. Project acreage is ~ 28,052 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44236
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Planning stage - General Description: Townships 35 - 37 North, Ranges 1 West to 1 East, Gila and Salt River Baseline & Meridian, (Coconino County, Arizona). The Burnt Corral project area lies in the southwest portion of the Kaibab Plateau (i.e., south-southwest of Lookout Canyon and FS Road 22) on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
Garkane Energy Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: Garkane Energy Special Use Permit Renewal for NKRD powerline distribution and Ryan substation, and ancillary lines and equipment associated with operations and maintenance of the distribution on and across the Kaibab Plateau (Approximately 52 miles).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47303
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable NKRD - Kaibab Plateau
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anita Allotment Fence Modification Project
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/17/2015
07/2015 Jesarey Barela
928-635-5600
jesareybarela@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tusayan Ranger District proposes to construct 2.6 miles of new fence within the Tusayan and Upper Anita Pastures in order to improve public safety by preventing cattle from entering the Grand Canyon Airport and the Highway 64 corridor
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47107
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Sections 18, 19, & 24-26, T29N, R2E; Gila and Salt River Meridian South and east of the Town of Tusayan on National Forest System lands
Randall Restoration Project
CE
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/09/2015
Expected: 12/2015 12/2015 Quentin Johnson
928-638-2443
qjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Tusayan Ranger District is proposing to improve wildlife habitat and forest conditions within the Randall Restoration Project area by cutting and removing ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, and juniper trees and implementing prescribed fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47075
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Portions of sections 2, 10, 11, 13-15, 22-24 & 26, T29N R2E; sections 15-17, 21-23, 25, 26 & 34-36, T30N R3E; sections 1-4 T29N R3E; sections 8, 9, 15-17 & 21-23, T29N R4E, Gila & Salt River Meridian Four separate areas in the central Tusayan Ranger District.
Town of Tusayan Proposed Roadway Easements
EA
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/24/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2015
Expected: 09/2016 09/2016 Deirdre McLaughlin
928-635-5600
damclaughlin@fs.fed.us
Description: The Town of Tusayan has applied for transportation and utility easements on National Forest lands to improve segments of existing forest roads and construct new segments to provide all weather access and utility service to two private inholdings.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46776
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Portions of sections 13, 14, 23 & 24, T30N, R2E and sections 19, 29, & 30, T30N, R3E, Gila and Salt River Meridian National Forest Land within the incorporated limits of the Town of Tusayan, Arizona.
Tusayan East Wireless Communications Sites Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/29/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Liz Schuppert
928-635-8367
lschuppert@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposal (Proposed Action) submitted by DW Tower LLC (Proponent), to establish wireless and microwave communications towers at the Grandview and Skinner Ridge communications sites on the Kaibab National Forest (KNF).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46212
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Skinner Ridge Communications Tower: Section 7, T29N, R4E, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Grandview Communications Tower: Section 28, T30N, R4E, Gila and Salt River Meridian. Skinner Ridge Communications Tower: The proposed site is on top of Skinner Ridge on the Tusayan Ranger District. Grandview Communications Tower: located approx. 1600' to the NW of Grandview Lookout.
Tusayan Lookout Tree Trail
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Margaret Hangan
928-635-8342
mhangan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new trail (150 to 200' in length) to access a display kiosk for the historic Tusayan Lookout Tree.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44561
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T30N, R2E, Sections 23 and 24 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian 200' north of Forest Road 605 and an APS Transfer Station, southwest of the City of Tusayan.
Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bill Williams Mountain Restoration Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/08/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 Mark Herron
928-635-8315
mherron@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of the project is to improve the health and sustainability of forested conditions on and surrounding Bill Williams Mountain by reducing hazardous fuels and moving vegetative conditions in the project area toward desired conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34690
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - All or portions of Sections 1-3, 10-15, 22-27, & 34-36 T21N R1E; Sections 4-10, 15-22, & 27-31 T21N R2E; and Sections 31-33 T22N R2E Gila & Salt River Meridian The project area is located 4 miles south-southwest of the city southwest of Williams, Arizona. It is approximately 18,000 acres and encompasses Bill Williams Mountain.
McDougal Flat Grassland Restoration Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2015
Expected: 10/2015 10/2015 Justin Schofer
928-635-5600
jschofer@fs.fed.us
Description: The Williams Ranger District is proposing to improve wildlife habitat and reduce tree encroachment within the McDougal Flat grassland area by cutting the majority of the trees and conducting follow-up prescribed burning where appropriate.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46128
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T21N, R3E, Sec. 9, 10, 15 & 16 South of Interstate 40 and east of Williams, along the FS 141 road
Railroad Tank Dam Safety Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2015
Expected: 11/2015 08/2016 Edwin Monin
928-635-8370
enmonin@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform maintenance on the Railroad Tank Dam, including repairing the spillway, maintaining the crest of the structure, and creating a structure to allow low level flows to pass through the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44924
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 22N, Range 5E, Section 32, Gila & Salt River Meridian In the far eastern portion of the Williams Ranger District, just North of Interstate 40 about 1 mile west of the Bellemont Rest Area.
Three Mile Lake and Horse Lake Fencing Project
CE
- Grazing management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2015 Roger Joos
928-635-5600
rejoos@fs.fed.us
Description: Three Mile Lake would be fenced to protect rare/sensitive plant/animal species. The exclosure fence around Horse Lake would be realigned to so the earthen tank is outside the fence.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43194
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22N, R2E, Sec. 9 (Three Mile Lake); T21N, R4E, Sec. 16 (Horse Lake) Three Mile Lake is approximately three miles north of Williams. Horse Lake is in the middle of Garland Prairie approximately 15 miles east-southeast of Williams.
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